Higher Education http://nhpr.org en Why Law Schools Are Facing An Enrollment Problem http://nhpr.org/post/why-law-schools-are-facing-enrollment-problem <p>After years of a so-called “lawyer bubble”, with firms expanding rapidly – these days, many new graduates struggle to get a job in the legal profession.&nbsp; In response, law school enrollment numbers are plummeting, leading some to scale back their operations and many to re-think the best way to deliver that juris doctorate.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 41633 at http://nhpr.org Why Law Schools Are Facing An Enrollment Problem UNH President Mark Huddleston: College Affordability, Debt, & What's New At UNH http://nhpr.org/post/unh-president-mark-huddleston-college-affordability-debt-whats-new-unh <p>As another academic year closes, our guest today, University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston, can look back at a year that was a little easier than 2011, when the legislature cut appropriations to higher education in half.&nbsp; Now, with some of that money restored, tuition was frozen for a time, while other initiatives (many bolstered by private money) moved ahead.&nbsp;&nbsp; In January, UNH and Franklin Pierce law center made it official, and now there’s “UNH Law School” in Concord.&nbsp; In April, a new school of business and economics opened on the Durham campus, and planni Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 49553 at http://nhpr.org UNH President Mark Huddleston: College Affordability, Debt, & What's New At UNH UNH Preparing For Largest Incoming Class Ever http://nhpr.org/post/unh-preparing-largest-incoming-class-ever <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The University of New Hampshire says close to 3,400 first-year students are entering the school this fall — its largest incoming class ever.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:58:46 +0000 Associated Press 49602 at http://nhpr.org UNH Preparing For Largest Incoming Class Ever New Hampshire Technical Institute Names New President http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-technical-institute-names-new-president <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The community college in Concord, New Hampshire, has a new president.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:28:19 +0000 Associated Press 49431 at http://nhpr.org Part-Time Faculty Form Union At Northeastern University http://nhpr.org/post/part-time-faculty-form-union-northeastern-university <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Part-time faculty gathered at a bar in Boston&#039;s North End to celebrate their union victory." data-attribution="Credit Kirk Carapezza / WGBH News" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/demowgbh/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/nu.jpg" alt="" /><p>In a striking move, part-time faculty at Northeastern University voted to unionize Thursday, making it the third Boston-area college in the past seven months to do so. Kirk Carapezza&#160;and Mallory Noe-Payne <a href="http://blogs.wgbh.org/on-campus/2014/5/15/northeastern-adjuncts-unionize/">report</a> at our <em>On Campus</em> blog.<p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:54:55 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 48612 at http://nhpr.org Part-Time Faculty Form Union At Northeastern University College Commencement Season Kicks Off In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/college-commencement-season-kicks-nh <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College commencement season is underway in New Hampshire, and at least four schools celebrated this weekend. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colby-Sawyer College in New London, Keene State College, </span>Rivier<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> University in Nashua, and Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester all held commencement ceremonies on Saturday. &nbsp;</span></div><div>Gov. Sun, 11 May 2014 18:32:43 +0000 Associated Press 48298 at http://nhpr.org How SNHU Is Edging Out Its Competition Online http://nhpr.org/post/how-snhu-edging-out-its-competition-online <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The week started with the news of Southern New Hampshire University’s new <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/snhu-launching-10k-bachelors-degree-program">$10,000</a> bachelor’s degree program. Recent undergraduate enrollment numbers show the small, Manchester school is now equal in size to UNH in Durham, with a vast majority of its students online.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:46:33 +0000 Brady Carlson & Ryan Lessard 48239 at http://nhpr.org How SNHU Is Edging Out Its Competition Online A Matter Of Degrees: Story Map http://nhpr.org/post/matter-degrees-story-map <p>For our week-long series <em><a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">A Matter of Degrees</a></em>,&nbsp;NHPR reporters and programs produced stories about the issues facing colleges and universities throughout New Hampshire.</p><p>This first map links to most of the content. Play arrow icons represent radio and video stories, stars are web-only and print features.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="750" mozallowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" src="//www.thinglink.com/card/525771790434172929" type="text/html" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="428"></iframe></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 16:55:34 +0000 NHPR Staff 48221 at http://nhpr.org A Matter Of Degrees: Story Map White Mountains Community College Faces Declining Enrollment http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountains-community-college-faces-declining-enrollment <p>Enrollment in the network of seven community colleges in New Hampshire nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010. But while overall growth is up, the North Country’s White Mountains Community College is seeing a decline.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Go to a restaurant, school or office in the North Country and chances are you'll find a White Mountains graduate.</span></p><blockquote><p>You see em at the hospitals, you see em at the doctor's office you see em in the schools.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:28:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 48190 at http://nhpr.org White Mountains Community College Faces Declining Enrollment Infographic: Sexual Assaults At N.H. Colleges http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-sexual-assaults-nh-colleges <p>Under the federal Clery Act, colleges and universities are required to report crime statistics. This chart measures total reported forcible sexual offenses involving students, on and off-campus, at each New Hampshire school.</p><p>The numbers are not adjusted to account for enrollment, which would allow for a better comparison. For example, with a 2012 undergraduate enrollment of 12,565, UNH sees 1.67 incidences per capita - while, with an enrollment of 6,277, Dartmouth sees 3.82 per capita.</p><p>Research suggests as many 95 percent of campus rapes and sexual assaults go unreported.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:33:03 +0000 Sara Plourde & Brian Wallstin 48145 at http://nhpr.org Infographic: Sexual Assaults At N.H. Colleges Career-Readiness: What N.H. Colleges Are Doing & Whether It's Working http://nhpr.org/post/career-readiness-what-nh-colleges-are-doing-whether-its-working <p>We’re continuing our series “<a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">A Matter of Degrees</a>” with a look at what it means to be “career ready.”&nbsp; There’s a lot of angst about whether college graduates have the skills they need for today’s workforce, especially science, math, and writing. Some are saying it’s time to rethink which courses students really need, which they don’t, and whether employer expectations are reasonable.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 48073 at http://nhpr.org Career-Readiness: What N.H. Colleges Are Doing & Whether It's Working Dartmouth Investigation Once Again Puts Spotlight on Campus Life http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-investigation-once-again-puts-spotlight-campus-life <p>Susy Struble was a 16-year-old high school student when, during a weekend visit to Dartmouth College, she was raped at an off-campus party.</p><p>Like many rape victims, Struble chose not to tell anyone about the assault, and two years later, she was back at Dartmouth as a student.</p><p>One night during her freshman year, she opened her door to a tall, sandy-haired man. Obviously drunk, he forced his way in, pushed Struble against the wall and tried to kiss her. Struble was able to fend off her attacker, who she realized was the same man who had raped her two years earlier.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 48121 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth Investigation Once Again Puts Spotlight on Campus Life How STEM Became The 'Buzzword Of The Decade' [VIDEO] http://nhpr.org/post/how-stem-became-buzzword-decade-video <p>If it seems like, these days, everyone is talking about STEM - that now common acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs - it's because they are.</p><p>In this animated two-way, we take a look at what the push for STEM means for the state - from our public university system, to the State House, and through the business community - and for students.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Deg4t2NixXY" width="520"></iframe></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 05:56:50 +0000 Sara Plourde & Emily Corwin 48120 at http://nhpr.org How STEM Became The 'Buzzword Of The Decade' [VIDEO] N.H. Higher Ed: A Place Of Extremes http://nhpr.org/post/nh-higher-ed-place-extremes <p>Some of the troubles plaguing higher education are hitting institutions a lot harder in New Hampshire. High public tuition? We have the <a href="http://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing/figures-tables/tuition-and-fees-sector-and-state-over-time">highest</a>. State aid to public universities? We have among the <a href="http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&amp;id=3927">lowest</a>. For many students, that means they're facing huge debts which will be difficult to repay. That reality is causing students and institutions to reevaluate.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 21:33:14 +0000 Ryan Lessard 47948 at http://nhpr.org From the Archives: Higher Education http://nhpr.org/post/archives-higher-education <p>This week NHPR is taking a close look at higher education in the state with our special series <a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees" target="_blank">A Matter of Degrees</a>. But f<span style="line-height: 1.5;">unding higher </span>ed<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is a perennial issue that we've been tracking for almost as long as we've been broadcasting. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 18:26:38 +0000 Andrew Parrella 47978 at http://nhpr.org From the Archives: Higher Education